Canker sores are lesions, which erupt inside the mouth. The other name of canker sores is aphthous ulcers and more often it appears on the gums, inside the cheeks, and under the tongue. Sometimes, it is very painful and thus makes your talking and chewing exceptionally difficult. Canker sores are not at all contagious unlike cold sores.
Canker sores disappear automatically in a week or two in most of the cases. There are few natural methods to reduce its duration, and the pain associated with it. Some of the natural methods to cure canker sores are mentioned below.
Best Natural Cures For Canker Sores
Use Of Ice Cubes
Apply ice cubes on the canker sores inside the mouth and wait until the ice cube dissolves. By doing this, the pain caused by the soreness get reduced considerably.
You must be very careful not to keep any sharp things inside the mouth so that the soreness does not get aggravated.
Rinse Your Mouth
Dissolve salt in a little warm water and rinse your mouth gently with this mixture at least three times a day. You can also try tea made from Goldenseal root or diluted hydrogen peroxide to rinse your mouth. Due to the rinsing, the food particles in the mouth are eliminated and the salt in the mixture will help in healing the canker sores.
Try Herbal Treatment
You can also make use of chamomile extracts. From the past study, it has been noted that chamomile helps in reducing the pain caused due to the canker sores.
Some of the other home remedies are sage, burdock, and lady’s mantle. You can also use these herbs, but be a little cautious in using them. Before using these herbs try to read the correct usage of the herbs.
Consume Foods Rich In Vitamin B and C
It is always suggested to consume foods and fruits rich in vitamin B and C as they can help in reducing the canker sores. If you feel that your body is lacking from vitamin B and C, then you can either consume foods rich in vitamin B and C, or take vitamin tablets regularly. Studies reveal that those who have low levels of vitamin B and C in their body are more prone to canker sores. Also, having appropriate levels of folic acid and iron in your body will help in keeping the canker sores away.
Having yogurt helps to reduce the bacteria in your mouth and body. This in turn helps in healing and prevents the occurrence of further canker sores. See to that the yogurt contains live acidophilus, which is a great source to reduce the canker sores.
Make Use Of Black Tea Bag
By placing a black tea bag (used) on the canker sore and holding it for a few second will reduce the pain caused due to the canker sore. Since the tea contains tannic acid, it acts like an astringent and thus helps in reducing the pain. You can also place a tea bag directly on the canker sore. If you are uncomfortable doing this, you can drink a cup of tea. This also helps in reducing the pain caused due to the soreness.
Try Baking Soda
You can also try using baking soda. Take a half glass of water and mix baking soda to the water and use it as a mouthwash, or you can also use it as a paste for applying on the canker sores.
The soda reduces the pain caused due to the canker sores by eliminating the bacteria inside the mouth.
You can also use buttermilk to rinse your mouth. Repeat the procedure frequently until the sore disappears completely. The acidity (buttermilk contains acid) caused due to frequent rinsing of your mouth will be uncomfortable, but doing this will help in quick healing of the canker sores.
Use Apple Cider Vinegar
You can also use apple cider vinegar for rinsing your mouth. Rinsing your mouth with the vinegar twice a day will relieve the pain until the sore disappears. The acid present in the apple cider vinegar is very beneficial when used as a mouthwash. Sometimes, it is very painful, but studies reveal that this helps in reducing the canker pains.
All the above-mentioned remedies are believed to be natural and hence 100% risk free. People suffering from canker sores should try these remedies as they can be easily performed at home. If you use these home remedies, then you can see the positive results of your own.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.